SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Historic Savannah Foundation kicked off its fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival on Thursday with the 2016 Preservation Awards at the Savannah Golf Club.
The awards recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation. Awards are judge on quality of work, degree of difficulty and the positive impacts the project brings to the surrounding community.
"These are the standard barriers. If we can put them up on a pedestal, we can encourage others to follow their good example," said Daniel Carey, President, CEO, Historic Savannah Foundation. "We're closing down the street. We're going to have exhibitors and exhibits, games for the kids, interactive things like black-smithing and window-glazing; highly technical, but still fun things to do for everyone."
Award winners included:
Dale C. Critz, Sr.
NICHOLA PARKER COE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Stephen Williams House
Albert Wall, III
Brandon Lucas Design
130 Habersham Street
Snipes Homes & Construction
148 Price Street
Ward Architecture & Preservation
Wells Anderson Construction & Real Estate
Hoffman Engineering Group, Inc.
307 & 309 West Waldburg Street
Franck & Lohsen Architects
Chapman Painting Contractors, Inc.
521 East Gaston Street
122 East 38th Street
Commonwealth Construction of GA, LLC
21 Houston Street
Gary and Nancy Radke
Felder & Associates Architecture Interior Design
Bloomquist Construction, Inc.
P.J. O'Connor House
Broughton Street Collection Façades
Ben Carter Enterprises
Hansen Architects, P.C.
Acadia Realty Trust
Telfair Academy Exterior Restoration
Telfair Museum of Art, Inc.
Landmark Preservation, LLC
The Tybee Post Theater
Friends of the Tybee Theater
Kuhn Construction Company
Tybee Island Historical Society
To see the rest of the schedule for the Preservation Festival, visit here.